Tue, 2015-06-23 13:56

Ms Raluca Popa, one of the key speakers at the Minsk International Conference on Gender Equality, Project Advisor of Gender Equality Division of DGII of the Council of Europe, in her interview to ODB-Brussels explains how equal rights and opportunities for men and women are being promoted, their connection to the protection of human rights worldwide, as well as why these values are universal and important not only for Belarus.

Sun, 2015-06-21 23:57

On June 15-16, Minsk hosted the international conference "Ensuring Gender Equality in Social Life". The event was organized by the Department on political matters of the Council of Europe, the Democratic Governance and Gender Unit of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk and Belarusian State University. The conference was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Mon, 2015-04-13 19:04

Participants of an educational seminar "Gender Rights and Opportunities", which was held in Minsk by The Swedish Institute, the Association of European Businesses and the Belarusian State University, were presented with alarming public survey results. Even though gender development index data indicator places Belarus on a leadership position among other CIS countries, the existing difference in pay for equal work between men and women is 25%, while every third women experiences physical abuse inflicted by men and every sixth women encounters sexual abuse.

Mon, 2014-11-17 18:13

A public lecture "The Role of Advertising in Creating the Image of Men and Women: a Mirror or a Conveyor?" by a Belarusian expert Iryna Alkhouka took place on October 30. The lecture was organised by the Office for a Democratic Belarus as part of the Belarus-EU Programme supported by SIDA. The event united researchers, marketers, sociologists, students and others interested in one of the most widely discussed topics: how control is executed today over gender offensive advertising.

Fri, 2014-06-27 17:53

When reviewing project proposals by civil society organisations applying for development funding, the EU pays great deal of attention to the so-called added-value elements: promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities among them. Thus, we think it is important for Belarusian CSOs to understand what the value-added elements are and how to incorporate them when putting a project idea on paper.